The Chiefs appeared to have their second offensive touchdown of Sunday’s game against the New York Jets when running back Spencer Ware dived for the pylon early in the third quarter.
Touchdown was signaled. But a replay review showed Ware didn’t control the ball before it hit the pylon. The ball came out, out of bounds and the ruling was a touchback for the Jets, who took over on the 20.
“If my whole body was in the end zone we wouldn’t have had this problem,” Ware said. “It was a great job by my teammates on defense having my back and making plays.”
The Jets drove to the red zone, but quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick was intercepted by Eric Berry in the end zone.
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The ball came loose after Ware was hit by Jets safety Marcus Gilchrist and tried to stretch the ball for the touchdown.
“You want to make sure you’re securing the ball,” Chiefs coach Andy Reid said. “It’s hard to tell them not to reach out a little bit. I really don’t. (But) I’m not big on that. There’s a time and a place for it. You have to keep two hands on it. He tried to do it one-handed. You can’t do that.”